Brigid Harrison-Draper

If I'm not at a gig, I'm probably writing about one. I like the bands on my tee shirts and occasionally you might find me in a record shop.

Live Review: The Killers // Manchester Arena

Walking into Manchester Arena as the band head to the stage, you would think you have arrived at a ‘menimist’ convention with the stage donning a large mars symbol and a fluorescent cowboy figure, an ideology quickly opposed as Flowers strolls on stage with his flamboyant poses and masculinity camouflaged. Read More

Album Review: Pollinator // Blondie

Ghosts of Download released in 2014 may have been a sign of changing times for Blondie, a fear that they might be lost in the new age of sound and music production but three years later Blondie’s latest album Pollinator released on 5th May 2017 is the resurgence of one of the greatest bands of all time. […]Read More

Reading & Leeds Festival: Latest Announcement

Having announced headliners including Kasabian, Muse and Eminem, Reading & Leeds announced this morning that Oasis front man Liam Gallagher has been added to the line-up of Reading & Leeds 2017. Over 90 acts have been added to the line-up including Ash, Goldie, Declan McKenna and Bugzy Malone. Other confirmed acts include Blossoms, Haim, Fatboy […]Read More

Festival Preview: Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival which takes place over August Bank Holiday needs no introduction having seen the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire and Radiohead perform at the famous Bramham Park. 2017 sees Muse take over the Main stage on the Friday, Kasabian on the Saturday and Eminem on the Sunday. take to the stage, all who […]Read More

Festival Preview: Citadel Festival

Having previously announced Foals as their main headliner, Citadel Festival have added additional acts to their ongoing lineup. The day festival, taking place on the 16th of July in Victoria Park London, welcomes Bonobo, Laura Marling and Wild Beasts to the lineup, alongside US rockers Twin Peaks, Cosmic Strip and Hudson Taylor. And if the […]Read More

Live Review: The Temper Trap // Manchester Academy

Despite the four year hiatus, Temper Trap pleased the sold out Manchester Academy performing an array of tracks from over seven years of creating music. Opening the enduring set with ‘Thick as Thieves’ from their latest album with the same title, lead singer Dougy Mandagi’s unique sound carried through the techno pop beats of the track had the […]Read More

Live Review: Gorgon City // O2 Academy Brixton – 21.10.16

Bringing their world tour home to London, Gorgon City delivered a sweaty, Ibiza rave to a cold, wintery evening at the sold out Brixton Academy. The duo who are currently working on their second album, Kingdom, packed their setlist with songs from a variety of projects they have been working on, making us feel that our summer all-nighter raves are […]Read More

Track Review: Think About It // Ryan Jarvis

Having supported the likes of fellow Mancs The Courteeners on their sold out Christmas 2015 tour and scoring a Top 30 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, Ryan Jarvis’ latest single invites us to really think about it – ‘it’ being the talent the 21 year old possesses as both a performer and a songwriter. Unlike his previous single […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Best of Bowie

On January 10th 2016, the world mourned as The Goblin King, The Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer. Although he has left us, he left behind decades of incredible music, iconic fashion and a belief that you didn’t have to fit in with the crowd. […]Read More

Single Review: You // Coasts

Their first debut album may be one of the biggest albums to hit our music collection this 2016 but till then we feast our ears on ‘You’, one of the newest releases by Coasts. Short but effective, the 3 minute tune reflects on the past five years that Coasts have been providing music. With a […]Read More

Album Review: Get To Heaven // Everything Everything

Many bands have attempted and failed to create a successful third album. A few bands have attempted and succeeded in creating a brilliant third album, better than their debut and follow up. Everything Everything is one of these bands. Many would fear that the band could top their second album, Arc, which charted at number 5 […]Read More

Single Review: I Sit Down As Soon As I Get

Australian indie pop band Slow Turismo have brought forward a rhythmic tune to kick you into that summer feel. Think Hozier, and Razorlight’s ‘America’, and you’ve found yourself sat listening to this upbeat track which will not make you want to sit down, but to get up and dance as soon as you can. triple j […]Read More

Album Review: Blurryface // Twenty One Pilots

The 14 track-listed album from Twenty One Pilots is anything but a blur, it is a key defining record in the band’s career. Having produced three albums already, Twenty One Pilots needed to show the listener a different style – something they hadn’t heard before – otherwise the album was at risk of being a flop. Blurryface […]Read More

Album Review: Brandon Flowers // The Desired Effect

Following the success of his first debut solo album, Flamingo, when news broke that Brandon Flowers – lead singer of one of the best bands of the 21st Century, The Killers – would release another solo album, the music world went into hysteria. Despite having commercial success with his previous album, something was missing. Flamingo […]Read More

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